Department of Theology and Bible Translation

The study of God, God’s nature, God’s acts about the universe, and notably God’s relationship to humanity (the nature and history of humankind) in its responsive relationship to God within the context of the scope of the world and history, space, and time, is known as theology. Students who major in theology receive the knowledge and training required for critical analysis of their own beliefs, traditions, and values as well as of the religious forces that influence culture and the rest of the world. For God’s people to know, love, trust, and obey him in greater and greater measure to the glory of his holy name, Christian theology is the systematic study of the being, attributes, and works of the Triune God through a careful examination of his revelation to humans in the created order, most prominently in Jesus Christ and the Holy Scriptures. This study is conducted within the context of the church of Jesus Christ and in the power of the Holy Spirit.

On the other hand, aside from the original languages (Hebrew, Greek, and Aramaic) with which the Bible was written,Biblical Christianity believes that the Bible may and should be translated into the universal languages of all men; that is, the Old and New Testaments should be translated into as many languages as are required to spread the gospel to everyone on earth because they are still the inspired word of God in every faithful translation. To advance this positive trend, the Bible Society of Nigeria (BSN) has chosen to collaborate with the Christ Apostolic Church Theological Seminary, Ile Ife to offer Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees in Bible Translation. Following the guidelines of contextual theology and biblical hermeneutics, the curricula of these programmes are created to contemporise and contextualise the Bible without syncretism. Students who major in Bible Translation stand the chance to be exposed to genres and principles of biblical interpretation and translation.